Value Studies

We took a few minutes to do some value studies during our first class back after the holiday breaks.

Value: Value is the amount of light reflected from the surface. Value creates depth in a picture making the object look 3 D.

Highlight: Brightest spot where the direct light hits the object.

Light: As the surface curves, it gets less light and thus becomes darker.

Shadow: The side away from the light source that does not receive direct light. It is not entirely black because it does receive light from the surroundings.

Reflected light: The light that bounces off the surface the object is sitting on.

Cast Shadow: Darkest dark that gets lighter as it moves away from the object.

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